Exploring the relationships between free-time management and boredom in leisure

Wei Ching Wang*, Chang Yang Wu, Chung Chi Wu, Tzung Cheng Huan

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The purpose of the study was to examine the relations of five dimensions of free-time management (including goal setting and evaluating, technique, values, immediate response, and scheduling) with leisure boredom, and whether these factors could predict leisure boredom. A total of 500 undergraduates from a university in southern Taiwan were surveyed with 403 usable questionnaires was returned. Pearson correlation analysis revealed that five dimensions of free-time management had significant negative relationships with leisure boredom. Furthermore, the results of stepwise regression analysis revealed that four dimensions of free-time management were significant contributors to leisure boredom. Finally, we suggested students can avoid boredom by properly planning and organizing leisure time and applying techniques for managing leisure time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)416-426
Number of pages11
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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